A teleconference of the Rosselkhoznadzor and the National Service for Animal Health and Food Safety of Bolivia (SENASAG) was held on January 28.
The Russian party expressed its interest in exporting grain crops to Bolivia and addressed to SENASAG with a request to provide quarantine phytosanitary requirements, as well as quality and safety requirements for import of concerned products.
The Rosselkhoznadzor also raised issues related to the supply of poultry meat, ready-to-eat meat products and feed for food- and non-food producing animals from Russia to Bolivia. At the moment, the Russian authority is expecting veterinary and sanitary requirements for poultry meat and meat products imported to Bolivia. The SENASAG representatives promised to forward the information in the near future.
It was announced that the Rosselkhoznadzor had forwarded models of veterinary certificates for day-old chicks, animal feed, poultry meat, raw meat and offal exported from Russia to Bolivia. The SENASAG representatives said that certificates can be approved after Bolivian specialists inspect Russian establishments interested in product supplies to Bolivia.
During the discussion the issue of Bolivia's export of quinoa and chia was raised. The Rosselkhoznadzor representatives explained the rules for importing these products into Russia, including the procedure for completing a phytosanitary certificate.
The Russian party also said that it had received from SENASAG an updated draft certificate for the beef supplies to Russia. After reviewing this document the Russian experts came to the conclusion that it needed minor updates; a letter on this issue was forwarded to the Bolivian colleagues.
The parties expressed gratitude for the negotiations and said that they are looking forward to exchange of information on the issues discussed.